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San Sebastian Sightseeing Tour

From US$ 57 per person
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highlights
  • Discover ancient and modern San Sebastián
  • Visit some of the best sites of San Sebastian, La Concha Bay and Old Town
  • Find out why this part of the world is so popular with surfers
  • Check out fascinating views from lookout spots known only to locals
For years, San Sebastián was the ultimate place to see and be seen. Aristocrats in search of seaside vacations flocked to this city known for its parties, games, and perfect surf, but things weren’t always easy in San Sebastián, Take a walk and learn about the city’s trials, its Belle Époque, and why it’s still awesome today.

Get a taste of San Sebastián’s past, present, and future on a walking tour that will show you the city’s many faces. Explore the areas that have helped to shape the evolution of the city and learn why this destination has always been a favourite spot for socialites and surf seekers alike.

Your walking tour will start at Portaletas, one of the most characteristic (and okay, we’ll admit it, one of our favourite) places in San Sebastián, located at the crossroads of the old town and fishing district. A visit here is your 101 lesson to understanding San Sebastián’s past and present, and its transformation from fishing port to summer resort.

We’ll head from the port and through the battlefield of Monte Urgull before moving to the modern part of the city, where glamour and new world architecture meet. We’ll explore along the Urumea River and visit the Gros district, crossing a bridge that’s got some stories to tell: from the European aristocracy who crossed it to visit the casino, to the Hollywood stars that crossed it on their way to movie fesitvals, to modern-day vacationers heading to the shore to admire intrepid surfers.

Your San Sebastián tour will next lead you to the residential ensanche, the city expansion that was built when the old city walls where demolished, and that is today a fascinating commercial area for fashionistas and those who want to understand everyday life in a Basque city. You’ll see the cathedral before heading to La Concha Bay, a favourite spot for European summer vacations, and a tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation.

And for a total now-and-then experience, you’ll see firsthand how San Sebastián has changed via old photographs compared with real-life tour stops (and with the help of some modern tablet technology). Want to recreate your own aristocrat or Hollywood socialite pose? We’ll help you with Instagram-worthy stops where you can mirror old views today — and we’ll even send you home with your own digital copies of retro photographs.
what’s included
  • Local english-speaking guide
what’s excluded
  • Items of a personal nature
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 2 hours
Tour Type Group Tour  
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Meeting/Start Point San Sebastian, Spain
customer reviews
4.0 - Very Good Based on 1 review
Very Good
Ms. lisa m. At
4 - Very Good
“The tour of San Sebastian with Tomasz was just as I had hoped, educational and enjoyable. After a very friendly greeting in good English he started out by giving us an overview of the area plus the historical background. We then started our walk which included not only sights and explanations of traditions, but also the participation in a street game. Both my duaghter (13 years) and me were very glad to have gone on the walking tour with Tomas. And oh yes, I was told there is no minimum requirement of participants, so even though we ended up to be four, my daughter and me could have had a “private“ tour.”
Good to know Dress standard: Comfortable shoes and clothes.

Child Policy: This is a child-friendly and stroller-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
Cancellation Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
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